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Grateful Dead Live at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on 1989-12-27


Topics Live concert


Cold Rain & Snow, Greatest Story Ever Told, Let The Good Times Roll, Althea, Me & My Uncle-> Big River, Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues, Bird Song, Promised Land Iko Iko*, Playin' In The Band*-> Crazy Fingers-> Uncle John's Band-> Drums-> Jam-> The Wheel*-> I Need A Miracle*-> Morning Dew, E: Johnny B. Goode, E: Black Muddy River


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Date December 27, 1989
Venue Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Location Oakland, CA

Source FOB>Shoeps CMC3/mk-4 > DAT > CDR > WAV > SHNv3


Notes

FOB>Shoeps CMC3/mk-4 > DAT > CDR > WAV > SHNv3; Taper unknown @ this time.

Reviews

Reviewer: ccclyde - - January 20, 2010
Subject: Morning Dew Explained
Jerry was playing so hard he broke two strings in the first part of Morning Dew. That's why he cut out so much later.
Reviewer: gphishmon - - January 21, 2008
Subject: Fall 89 - Fall 90 rocked
I don't give 5 stars to many 80's/90's shows. This one ALMOST qualifies. Bird Song is one of the best - just peak after peak. Brent is in fine form here and throughout the show. Iko is long, bouncy, and jammy. Playin' moves rather quickly out of the usual 80's style into a spacey jam reminiscent of 74 (but without the meltdown) which then slides smoothly into Crazy Fingers, which in turn transitions into a serious UJB. The excellent audience recording captures the sound in full glory; there's a hint of hiss, but nothing major.

What keeps this show from being a 5 is the train wreck that is Morning Dew. The cable that got pulled out wasn't in the soundboard recording - it affected the sound in the hall as well. Jerry's wailing solo in the middle is nearly inaudible. Worse, either his volume was still out or he thought it was, because he did NOTHING in the closing jam. What a disappointment that must have been to be there, jonesin' for a Dew, then it comes and it's %^#&'d up like that. Still, the show as a whole merits a solid 4 stars despite the
disappointing Dew.
Reviewer: sydthecat2 - - June 14, 2007
Subject: Yes indeed!
The two other postings have my full reviews. This is a superb recording of a truly great show in a place that is for the taper, from what I hear anyway, the venue equivalent of Mt. Doom.
Reviewer: poison iv - - May 13, 2007
Subject: this was my
last show (until phil saved me) and jerry ripped a dew for the ages. i miss him
Reviewer: jonesin - - May 5, 2006
Subject: WE NEED 12-28-89 UPLOADED!!!!!!!!!!!!
We need 12-28-89 uploaded to complete this New Years's run. A fine show, someone please upload a copy, we need to relive the memories, thanks!
Reviewer: Wavey Davey - - February 10, 2006
Subject: NICE job taper!
This is an excellent quality recording y'all. Kudos for a clear and well balanced mix that is free of babblers.
I really think if Crazy Fingers was replaced with Dark Star this would have been a night for the ages. It is still a top shelf show with both fun and frolicking songs and ones that dig really deep too. The Playin gets really out there! Much joy throughout!
Reviewer: FennEtree - - June 20, 2005
Subject: Brent on fire and a wicked Althea
I was in the seats with a view over Brent. At some point during Never Trust a Woman, he kicked back his piano bench and started pounding away on the keys Jerry-Lee-Lewis-style. I distinctly remember him putting forth all the verve a man can muster, but I'm not sure it really comes out on this recording. Anyway, this is a solid show, with lots of psychedelic Brent fills. Jerry's solos are also great. Tom Thumb's is a nice one.
Reviewer: meatpile - - January 7, 2005
Subject: NYE run begins hot
Solid performance. Playin was the highlight for me. I think this show was underrated at the time, as everyone was waiting for the Help>Slip, DArk Star, and Attics that the boys dropped on the East Coast a few months prior, but we didn't get them....

Regardless, this one is good, and IMO sets the stage for a SCORCHING Spring 1990.

On a personal note, I left Charlote, NC at 3 PM EST 12/25 and was parked in Oakland at noon on 12/27. 18 and crazy.
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